Amid various critiques over his alleged involvement in an a scandalous welfare fraud case down in Mississippi, Brett Favre is coming through with a few defamation cases.
He’s specifically taking aim at sports commentators Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee—as well as State Auditor Shad White, whose office brought on the allegations.
Shannon Sharpe Called Brett A ‘Sorry Mofo To Steal From The Lowest Of The Low’
Brett reportedly filed the lawsuits on Thursday, nearly five months after word of the alleged scandal broke, as The Shade Room previously reported.
In his defamation suit against Sharpe, Favre hones in on some comments he shared on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, according to ESPN.
Specifically, amid accusations that Brett was a “Welfare Queen,” Shannon said the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback was a “sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low.” He also straight-up said that Brett “stole money from people that really needed that money,” adding that he’s a “sleazeball.”
“You got to be a sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low … Brett Favre is taking from the underserved. You made $100+ million in the NFL!”
— Shannon Sharpe, whose brother played with Favre, goes off on the former QB for allegedly participating in a MS welfare scheme pic.twitter.com/oJ8eL0pqDh
— The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2022
The lawsuit against Pat McAfee cites similar claims made on The Pat McAfee Show, as Brett was called out for “stealing from poor people in Mississippi.” McAfee also said Favre “tied the hands of the poor people and took money right out of their pockets.”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 30, 2022
You can see how some Twitter users responded to these public figures getting sued for defamation down below.
Shannon sharpe to Brett favre : https://t.co/63eM5VuMSV pic.twitter.com/iPfccZUaB9
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) February 9, 2023
Shannon Sharpe when he sees Brett Farve bitch ass pic.twitter.com/t9jsA05N3Y
— Forest WillDickHer (@KiddThaChef) February 10, 2023
Brett Favre after Shannon Sharpe tells him to stop laundering welfare money: pic.twitter.com/ZIs7gna8gM
— Snapback Kid Kruse (@kruuuuuse) February 10, 2023
Brett Favre filed a lawsuit against Shannon Sharp & Pat McAfee for defamation pic.twitter.com/eLcw8MtZTM
— Dirty Dirty Dallas (@Sticks_Teflon) February 10, 2023
Brett Favre Says The State Auditor ‘Shamelessly’ Dragged Him For Clout
In the case against Shad White, the lawsuit slams him for “shamelessly and falsely attacking Favre’s good name” for the sake of gaining political clout.
“White has made egregiously false and defamatory statements accusing Favre of ‘stealing taxpayer funds’ and knowingly misusing funds ‘designed to serve poor folks.”
However, Fletcher Freeman—a spokesperson for the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor—denies the claims against White.
“Everything Auditor White has said about this case is true and is backed by years of audit work by the professionals at the Office of the State Auditor.”
We should also point out that Brett maintains his innocence, as he previously noted, “I have done nothing wrong, and it is past time to set the record straight.”
What do you think about the Brett Favre controversy, and do you agree with his decision to pursue a defamation case against Shannon Sharpe and the others?